My time here in playa has been unexplainable to say the least. For starters, volunteering for GVI has allowed me to take part in helping out in the local community. I decided to go on this adventure to figure out if I really wanted to be a vet and to experience...
Like most, I wanted to volunteer with children here in Mexico because I have experience in childcare and wanted to do something worthwhile with my gap year. And I love hispanic culture; the language, the food, the music, the general consensus that the hours after...
Diving/ science training at Pez Maya as told by the volunteers here!
Firstly above all I want to say that my wish was to visit this beautiful country because since I was a child I fell in love with its language, music, culture. Four months ago I took a gap year and I decided that I want to volunteer abroad and I realized that it was...
I’ve spent the last 2 months doing a community development internship in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Within which time I’ve had the opportunity of working with some truly inspiring organizations. I’d contemplated doing volunteering for a few years but never thought...
This week I have had the amazing opportunity to volunteer with Global Vision International’s veterinary program. I have one more day left on the project and I am sad to say my time here is almost done. Although I have only been here for one week, I have made friends...
Tour de Tulum is a 30km bicycle ride from our base at Pez Maya to Tulum, combined with a scavenger hunt. It will put our four teams to the ultimate test, to make it through the tasks to get to Tulum, dressed as an endangered marine animal to promote the work of...
This week saw me enter my fourth week volunteering with GVI at Pez Maya, and it is still as beautiful and fulfilling a place as it was when I arrived. My first month has gone too quickly. Although I have settled into the daily routine, I find that I am still learning...
In our exciting alumni showcase series, GVI will be sitting down with alumni volunteers who have been selected for one-on-one interviews that highlight a certain project, location, and volunteer experience, to give an insider’s view on the impact of a volunteer’s...
Imagine waking up every morning to the ocean waves breaking just a couple feet from the front of your hut. That is every morning at Pez Maya. I was a volunteer for two months at base, and then returned as a scholar in the beginning of January! It has been an...
- Cape Coast
- Cape Town
- Chiang Mai
- Community Development
- Fiji Islands
- Gap Year
- GVI Live
- Kampong Cham
- Luang Prabang
- Mahe and Curieuse
- Marine Conservation
- Personal Development
- Phang Nga
- Responsible Travel
- Service Learning
- Study Abroad
- Under 18
- Wildlife Conservation
- Women's Empowerment